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Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Gloria Bond Clunie Playwright’s Festival 2024


Public staged readings of three new plays by Chicago-based African American playwrights: Jessica Posey, Michael Jones, and Nehanda Loiseau Julot; directed by Melissa Golden, Jamal Howard, and Aurelia Clunie.

Schedule of Plays

Saturday June 1

4:00pm – BORING BLACK PLAY by Jessica Posey, directed by Melissa Golden

Jade, a young Black writer, struggles to write a story that feels true to her. White voices “offer” criticism in Jade’s head and cause her further stress as she feels pressured to appeal to them. As she gets caught up in appealing to others instead of following her, she grapples with the relationships in her real life, too.

7:30pm – INHERITANCE -OR- BROTHERS FROM THE DEEP by Michael Jones,

directed by Jamal Howard

Two brothers go on a fishing trip at night to speak of their childhood and tumultuous relationship with their father.

Sunday, June 2

3:00pm – 3 SISTERS FORCED TO FACE THE SKY by Nehanda Julot, directed by Aurelia Clunie

Three sisters are abandoned yet again. This time it’s Haiti. Three years after the earthquake. From politics to orgasms, personalities clash between those who left Haiti and those decided to stay behind. In one night, these sisters discover that while the rest of the world may have forgotten, they are forced to remember.

Saturday $15.00, Sunday $10.00, or $20 for all three plays


Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Gloria Bond Clunie Playwright’s Festival 2024


Public staged readings of three new plays by Chicago-based African American playwrights: Jessica Posey, Michael Jones, and Nehanda Loiseau Julot; directed by Melissa Golden, Jamal Howard, and Aurelia Clunie.

Schedule of Plays

Saturday June 1

4:00pm – BORING BLACK PLAY by Jessica Posey, directed by Melissa Golden

Jade, a young Black writer, struggles to write a story that feels true to her. White voices “offer” criticism in Jade’s head and cause her further stress as she feels pressured to appeal to them. As she gets caught up in appealing to others instead of following her, she grapples with the relationships in her real life, too.

7:30pm – INHERITANCE -OR- BROTHERS FROM THE DEEP by Michael Jones,

directed by Jamal Howard

Two brothers go on a fishing trip at night to speak of their childhood and tumultuous relationship with their father.

Sunday, June 2

3:00pm – 3 SISTERS FORCED TO FACE THE SKY by Nehanda Julot, directed by Aurelia Clunie

Three sisters are abandoned yet again. This time it’s Haiti. Three years after the earthquake. From politics to orgasms, personalities clash between those who left Haiti and those decided to stay behind. In one night, these sisters discover that while the rest of the world may have forgotten, they are forced to remember.

Saturday $15.00, Sunday $10.00, or $20 for all three plays


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